Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Kalbi/Korean BBQ Short Ribs
I don’t know much about Korean food and so far I’ve only tried it a few times. The first time was in New York and my friend Tina took me to a Korean BBQ restaurant at Queens. That was the first time I tried out their grilled short ribs. There were tender, juicy and really flavorful and I was hooked. The second time I had this was at my neighbor BBQ party last year and he was kind enough to share what he used to marinate the meat. These ribs need to be marinating overnight to get the full flavors from it so if you are planning to do this for your party make sure you plan ahead.
3 pounds Korean style short ribs (6-10 inch strip of meat and three small bone segments attached)
1 Asian pear – finely grated
1 small onion – finely grated
1 cup 7-up or coke
1 cup light soy sauce
3 cloves garlic - finely chopped
2 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1. Wash the ribs and soak it in cold water for 30 minutes to get rid of all the blood. Return the ribs to a deep dish. Combined all the marinate ingredients together and mix well.
2. Pour marinate over the ribs and mix it well. Make sure all the ribs are covered in marinate. Cover the dish and let it marinate in the fridge overnight.
3. Heat up the grill to medium high. Grill each side of the ribs for 3-4 minutes. They are rather thin so the grill pretty fast.
4. Cut and serve.